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Political Calendar Highlights

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Idaho Falls Chamber State Of The Cities Breakfast
When: Tuesday, Feb 20, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: INL Meeting Center, 775 University Blvd, Idaho Falls, ID  
Save the date for the annual State Of The Cities Breakfast with the mayors of Idaho Falls and Ammon. Each year this event provides an opportunity for the community to hear from the mayors as they recap the past year’s highlights and bring attention to things to look forward to in the coming year. More info.

Boise Chamber 2018 Congressional Forum with U.S. Senator Mike Crapo              
When: Wednesday, Feb 21, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Boise Centre, 850 W Front St, Boise, ID
Senator Crapo will review current federal issues with forum attendees. More info and register here.

Osburn Dems Pizza & Politics
When: Friday, Feb 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Osburn Senior Center 726 E Mullan Ave, Osburn, ID
The IDLCC and Representative Mat Erpelding will provide a legislative update and answer any questions. Come join fellow Shoshone County Democrats for a great dinner conversation. More info and register here.

Twin Falls County Lincoln Day Dinner
When: Saturday, Feb 24, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Canyon Crest Center, 330 Canyon Crest Dr., Twin Falls, ID
5 p.m. social hour, 6 p.m. dinner; Tickets cost $60. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 208-420-3232 with questions or for further information.

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Idaho Headlines

Idaho school budget set with 5.9% increase for next year, no rancor or dissent (Spokesman-Review)

Alternative tax bill killed; Idaho House panel dumps Senate chair’s proposal (Spokesman-Review)

Editorial: Idaho has a chance to pass its own plan to cover uninsured Idahoans, control costs (Idaho Statesman)

Patients in crisis can become felons under battery law, warns lawmaker urging change (Idaho Statesman)

Lawmaker’s pitch — insurance plans that skirt Obamacare — mirrors governor’s effort (Idaho Statesman)

Labrador visits Twin, debuts ‘family values’ plan (Times-News)

Marty Trillhaase: When politicians fall short, Idahoans step up (Lewiston Tribune)

Idaho Senate Committee Delays Vote On Proposed Science Standards (Boise State Public Radio)

Governor Butch Otter Supports Lt. Governor Brad Little's Role In New Health Insurance Plans (Boise State Public Radio)

Sen. Stennett announces re-election bid (Mountain Express)

Tax bill a stout change for small brewers (Press-Tribune)

Tax plan's impact on Idaho corporations varies (Press-Tribune)

Businesses mostly like unemployment insurance tax cut (Idaho Business Review)

‘Ban the box’ bill clears legislative hurdle (Idaho Business Review)

Otter’s executive order is great, but Little’s campaigning on it is not (Idaho Freedom Foundation)

Trespass bill backed by Idaho farm groups sent to House floor (Capital Press)

Legislation would bolster Idaho’s Seed Indemnity Fund law (Capital Press)

School budget debate hinges on health care funding (Idaho Education News)

Controversial Wi-Fi contract coming to an end (Idaho Education News)

Ahlquist supporting PAC claim called into question (Idaho Reports)

The Idaho health care bill is on life support (Idaho Reports)

National Headlines